Friday, July 20, 2012

EVA to fly into Rangoon

Friday, 20 July 2012 13:20 Mizzima News

Taiwan's second largest air carrier, EVA, has announced it will operate three Taipei-Yangon [Rangoon] flights per week starting Oct. 9 to reflect increasing business and tourist travel between the two countries.

Many Taiwanese are either doing business or showing a growing interest in traveling to Burma, which has been isolated for decades, EVA said.

The airlines said more than 30 per cent of its future clients are expected to be North American passengers making transfers to Burma via Taiwan.

MD-90 jets will operate the route initially, with A321 aircraft taking over the route in the second quarter of 2013, the company said.

Taiwan’s flagship carrier China Airlines currently operates four flights per week between Taipei and Yangon.

Earlier this year, China Airlines said the number of flights would be increased to five per week starting Sept. 15.

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